Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 46–50 | Cite as

Chronic pain conceptualization and religious interpretation

  • William L. Conwill


The pastoral counselor often interviews patients suffering from chronic pain. Many of them express religious notions about their suffering. This article examines some traditional concepts of pain and types of religious interpretations, and proposes appropiate roles for the pastoral counselor.


Chronic Pain Interview Patient Traditional Concept Pastoral Counselor Religious Interpretation 
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© Institutes of Religion and Health 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • William L. Conwill
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  1. 1.University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville

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